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Alphabetti spaghetti: SanDisk adds SLC cache to TLC SSD

Acronym alert: SanDisk has upgraded its Z400 PC SSD by changing it from an MLC drive to a TLC one with an SLC cache, doubling its capacity as well making it faster. The Z400 SSD used 15nm MLC (2 bits/cell) flash when it was introduced a year ago. SanDisk has kept the 15nm NAND but changed it to TLC (3bits/cell), upping its …
Chris Mellor, 28 Apr 2016
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Chip alchemists 'turn cheap silicon into longer-lasting flash'

It's rumoured that Fusion-io has become a NAND alchemist and can turn low-cost MLC flash into faster and longer-lived SLC flash. But why, oh why, would it want to do it? SLC, or single-level cell, flash stores one binary bit per cell and is the fastest form of flash with the longest working life; think 10,000 raw program-erase …
Chris Mellor, 4 May 2012
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Frisky Micron flashes its flash

Flash fab operator and drive supplier Micron is going to rapidly strengthen its server flash offerings, as well as developing its desktop/notebook SSDs. At the moment it offers a single PCIe flash card product, the single level cell (SLC) P320h using 34nm technology. According to a chart presented at a Needham investor …
Chris Mellor, 8 Nov 2011
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Fusion-io deploys PCIe flash toaster

Fusion-io has refreshed the whole of its ioDrive product range with smaller flash chip dies and new controller firmware to produce high performance, longer lasting flash using less silicon. CEO David Flynn said the current ioDrive technology was introduced four years ago and Fusion was now "introducing something that will …
Chris Mellor, 4 Oct 2011
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Mainstream flash making eyes at 3Xnm tech

The NAND foundries and SSD suppliers are moving to sub-40nm process technology in its pursuit of higher capacity and lower cost. Toshiba and OCZ are both revving their product range to offer better flash to customers. Micron and Intel, like Toshiba, have already introduced sub-40nm product. The smaller the process technology …
Chris Mellor, 8 Jan 2010
globalisation

Micron lights touchpaper on flash rocket

Micron has announced what looks like a blazingly fast multi-level cell solid state drive (SSD), which supports the 6Gbit/s SATA interface. The RealSSD C300 is built using the 34nm process Micron and Intel have developed. It comes in both 1.8-inch and 2.5-inch form factors and has 128GB and 256GB capacity points. The read speed …
Chris Mellor, 3 Dec 2009
The Register breaking news

Universities saving skint students still waiting for loans

Three out of four English universities have had to make emergency payments to students who are still waiting for their loans to come through. Ongoing problems with processing student loans - mainly because of the big increase in applications thanks to the recession - have led to long delays for thousands of students. A …
John Oates, 18 Nov 2009
globalisation

Micron's new flash dies live longer

Micron is sampling new flash dies that can write data many more times than other flash chips before they expire. Micron calls its new products Enterprise NAND and is using a 34nm process to build them. It has a new 16Gbit single-level cell (SLC) die capable of up to 300,000 write cycles. Micron says this is three times more …
Chris Mellor, 19 Oct 2009
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SanDisk flashes its extra bits

SanDisk is shipping 4-bit Secure Digital flash cards with flash chips storing 8GB of data. Multi-level cell (MLC) flash technology stores four bits of data per cell. MLC is regarded as key technology for increasing NAND flash capacity and effectively lowering its cost per GB stored, making it more affordable. Alternatively …
Chris Mellor, 13 Oct 2009
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Sun debuts FlashFire, calls record books

Sun has announced its solid state FlashFire products - an apparently record-breaking 2TB array and a 96GB card. The F5100 array, some details of which were revealed in September, has up to 1.92TB of single-level cell NAND flash, originally thought to be supplied by STEC but now from Marvell, and comes as a 1U rackmount shelf. …
Chris Mellor, 12 Oct 2009
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NetApp flashes array SSD

NetApp's Jay Kidd has told SearchStorage that the company's storage arrays will have solid state drives (SSD) announced for them by the end of the year. Currently NetApp has a two-pronged flash strategy. The first is to have flash caches in its array controllers, the Performance Accelerator Modules (PAM). PAM I is deliverable …
Chris Mellor, 27 Aug 2009
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STEC goes on range extension rampage

STEC has set out on a range extension exercise, offering faster speeds and interfaces, and cheaper multi-level cell (MLC) flash variants. It currently offers fast single-level cell (SLC) ZeusIOPS SSDs for enterprise storage arrays, as selected by EMC, Compellent, HDS, HP, IBM and others. The MACH8 product line is lower …
Chris Mellor, 12 Aug 2009
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TMS wins flash bragging crown with 100TB monster

The biggest, baddest flash clustered drive on the market has been launched by Texas Memory Systems, the 100TB RamSan-6200. This monster offers more than 5 million sustained I/Os per second and 60GB/sec of sustained bandwith. Individual read and write I/O performance isn't revealed. These are huge numbers, achieved by a scale- …
Chris Mellor, 5 Aug 2009
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WhipTail promises no bull 6TB SSD

Start-up WhipTail Technologies has announced a whopping 6TB solid state drive (SSD). This fits into a 2U rack enclosure, WhipTail says, making it the highest-capacity SSD appliance available to mid- to large-sized enterprises, with this footprint. You can use the 2U case for 1.5TB, 3TB or 6TB of flash, multi-level cell (MLC) …
Chris Mellor, 10 Jul 2009
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Fusion-io: It's off to work we go

Fusion-io is claiming to have developed a new type of flash memory combining single and multi-level cell (MLC) attributes. It will announce full details of the new development later today. Single-level cell (SLC) flash has speed and reliability advantages over MLC. The latter has 2 or 3 bits per cell and wears out faster, but …
Chris Mellor, 7 Jul 2009
Intel X25-M

Intel to double SSD capacity

Intel is expected to bring forward the projected doubling of its SSD capacities to as early as next month. The current X18-M and X25-M solid-state drives (SSDs) use a 50nm process and have 80GB and 160GB capacities with 2-bit multi-level cell (MLC) technology. A single level cell (SLC) X25-E has faster I/O rates and comes in …
Chris Mellor, 29 Jun 2009
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SandForce's revolutionary SSD controller

Major storage OEMS are expected to release commodity NAND chip-based flash memory products this year based on a new SandForce controller offering fast and symmetric read and write speeds, 80 times more endurance than notebook flash, and peak performance maintained for five years. SandForce is a newly-visible fab-less startup. …
Chris Mellor, 13 Apr 2009
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Super Talent flashes the big whopper

Solid state drive supplier Super Talent has added a PCIe-connected 2TB flash SSD, the RAIDDrive, to its product line, with versions for gamers, workstation and enterprise users. The drives support single layer cell (SLC) or multi-layer cell (MLC) flash. SLC flash is faster whereas MLC memory holds more data at less cost per GB …
Chris Mellor, 3 Apr 2009

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